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I think this answer might be harmful

I have removed this answer. “Advises actual real life harm” is a pretty good identifying criteria for answers that are a bad idea to have on our site—though in this case it's more like “advice that if ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
37 votes
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

Yes, the small caps you're using are bad for machines. People also may have issues with them. AceCalhoon pointed us in comments to a question on Super User about the usage and purpose of these glyphs....
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What to do with “Can you take a short rest while unconscious?”

Close and delete the post because the sockpuppet was used to bypass a posting ban. Then let a new question on the topic be asked organically again--perhaps by someone with a good answer so they can ...
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What warranted multiple downvotes and a delete vote here?

It was unclear and mostly wrong and showed a lack of expertise Note that all of this, more or less, was brought up as suggestions for improvement in the comments under your answer (by multiple people ...
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Was this question closed because it was about realism/verisimiltude?

This question is what we call a real-world research question. This is mentioned in our on-topic help article: Generic real-world topics Questions about a general real-world topic such as ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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What qualifies as an "actual problem"?

This is not really about what is or isn't an “actual problem”. Focusing on that would be a red herring. Instead, you ran headlong into one of the quality alarms that the community consciousness shares,...
doppelgreener's user avatar
29 votes

Does this answer about towns protecting themselves against dragons really need to be deleted?

Deletion is entirely inappropriate Deleting answers has historically been, and should continue to be, reserved for truly egregious cases. When it says “Not an Answer,” that is very literal—it is for ...
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Why is "How much is a Gold Piece really worth?" closed?

Of course it should be re-opened. “This question cannot be answered as expected” is a good answer. The particular rendition of that sort of answer here isn’t just a good answer, but a great one. And ...
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Asking about "mooning"

Whether it belongs on Stack Exchange is a normative question rather than a legal one, but my personal opinion is that the linked question is acceptable. The Question includes some discussion of the ...
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Is this question about the preservation of books on topic?

On Topic I'd like to open with an oft useful distinction. A question being askable on another stack or useful to other fields is irrelevant to its topicality here. Our criterion is fairly simple (some ...
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Why is asking how to roleplay a slave close-worthy?

The question lacks cultural context The question provides no setting information that would enable answers to address the question directly. There is nothing in the question that explains, for ...
Hey I Can Chan's user avatar
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What is OGL 1.1: A request to reopen

I think we should keep this question open I'll get to the point: this is one of the most important periods of D&D's history ever for the people who play it and create content for it. OGL 1.1's ...
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Can something be done when OP does not agree with an upvoted answer?

Nothing really needs to be done. How people vote and accept answers is entirely personal and beyond the control of anybody including diamond moderators. And as the old adage goes, you cannot make ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
22 votes

Are questions learning about loaded dice and creating and detecting them on topic?

It depends on whether it's about RPGs or not Questions here must be about RPGs. That's the site topic, and it's a hard requirement for questions. That goes especially — not less — for questions ...
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How do we back up affirmative answers to "Am I understanding this correctly"-style questions?

Support why they are correct Add the full rule context and explain the rule to the best of your ability. Usually these kind of questions come from a misunderstanding or lack of comprehension of the ...
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Question closure: Why does a round last 6 seconds?

“Primarily opinion-based” is the wrong close reason, but the question should still be closed, in my opinion. Designer-intent questions have been ruled off-topic here, and that’s inevitably what this ...
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How do I have this taken off hold?

I'm one of the people that voted to close your question. @GreySage's comment on your question pretty much nails it, but I will elaborate. Honestly, I think your question is awfully close to being off-...
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What qualifies as an "actual problem"?

I'm Not Defining 'Actual Problems' There is really no percentage for anyone to try to rigorously and exhaustively define what are and are not "real questions" trying to solve "actual problems." Some ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

The F in your iterations of Let Us Discuss This Further appears as a white box for me. Kind of a case-in-point: if this is happening to me, it’s happening to others,...
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Don't tear down this wall [question]!

Questions asking about a general real-world topic such as history, geography or economics might more likely belong on another Stack Exchange site (e.g. History) than here. A good rule of thumb is to ...
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Should "Do role-playing games have to be fun?" be closed?

TL;DR: This is a nice question and has useful answers but it's an unbounded list/poll question with clarity issues. It should get a historical lock because it's still a useful reference despite not ...
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Most Overpowered Cohort question closure

It should be closed. I initially voted to close this question, but then I retracted that vote and answered it based on the precise wording of the question at the time, with a fairly tongue-in-cheek ...
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Asking about "mooning"

I think this is fine As stated in the original question's comments and cited in this meta question, we have previously permitted questions which involve rude gestures the likes of which would only fly ...
Pyrotechnical's user avatar
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Are requests for specific users' house rules on- or off-topic?

The question is off-topic because it's a very bad fit for the Stack Exchange's resources (crowds of experts) and mechanics (voting-based evaluation and sorting). The Stack Exchange is founded on the ...
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How should we handle this "fireproof worn items" question?

My opinion is that we should purge the answers. Designers are the only appropriate source for designer questions If OP wants designer reasons, the only authoritative answer we can give them is going ...
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What To Do When There Are No Right Answers, Only Wrong Ones

What to do: Wait for a right answer to be submitted. Let’s talk briefly about closed questions. Closing prevents answers, and it’s done for a host of reasons. But one thing closing always means: no ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Why was the 'taint' tag deleted from this question?

Seems Legit to add it Taint appears to be a mechanic that does have special properties. We've got other tags based on mechanics. Don't see any issue why this shouldn't get it's own tag.
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Is my question about the difference between spell ranges "Self" vs. "Self (XYZ)" really a duplicate of this question about "Self"-range spell targets?

Not a duplicate There must be a difference between self and self(range). This question is asking that difference. If there is no difference, then that's an answer, but it's not the same as "Do ...
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How can I get my question about impossible saves vs frightened reopened?

You shouldn't. Questions are always weak when they don't solve a real problem the poster has. You want to add artifical limitations to get the question open, but those limitations are totally random ...
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Is the accusation that smallcaps significantly hurts my question's software compatibility well founded?

The observation is founded 1. Style is secondary to comprehensibility Though we do prefer to maintain the style used in sources, this isn't a hard rule and is always secondary to making sure posts ...
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